Vs / manchester storm (10.01.2020)
VS / Manchester storm (10.01.2020)
EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS
GAME ANALYSIS | Crunch match as Flyers try to weather the Storm.
This Sunday, Fife Flyers take on Manchester Storm at the Fife Ice Arena with a 6:30pm face-off time.
The game could be pivotal in the Flyers’ season as they slipped into the bottom two in the Elite Ice Hockey League and out of the coveted top 8 qualification spots for the end-of-season play-offs – but a win against the Storm on Sunday could lift them out of the bottom two.
Flyers come into the game having taken just one point from their fixtures over the festive period, most recently taking the Glasgow Clan to penalty shots and losing to Cardiff Devils in a closely fought contest.
There was a noticeable difference in the performance in the team across both of those games, with the team unlucky to come away with four points from the two games.
The team below the Flyers in the league are Sunday’s visitors, the Manchester Storm, who have had an underwhelming season and have spent the majority at the bottom-end of the table, but some recent upsets against Cardiff and Guildford have seen them climb out of the bottom two and into contention for a play-off spot come the end of the season.
Both teams have met twice already this season with each encounter going past regulation time. The faced-off in Fife in November where Manchester came out on top in a shoot-out, with the return fixture four days before Christmas going the way of the Flyers thanks to a Carlo Finucci overtime winner.
The Flyers will once again be without Jordan Buesa who continues on his duties as assistant captain for Great Britain U20s, but will take heart from the return of Chase Schaber last weekend. The only long-term injury being that of D-man Sam Jones.
Sunday’s game is finely poised to be another cracker at Fife Ice Arena as both teams fight for a spot in the play-offs, so make sure you have your tickets from the box office or online before the match.
ELITE ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE
The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 10 teams; Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Fife (SCO), Glasgow (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).
ABOUT THE FLYERS
The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.
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